Alaskan Malamute/Collie
Picture of Bentley, a male Alaskan Malamute/Collie

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Home:New York, NY  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Bentley-Boo, Bentley-Wentley, Pumpkin, His Royal Furriness, Boo

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 10th 2005

August 14th 1997

sleeping, being petted, getting treats, being near his human pack, cuddling, being rubbed on the top of his nose -- his favourite spot

Bentley doesn't like it when his people have to go out but he puts up with it gracefully; overstimulation -- too much noise/traffic/dogs/people at once

Favorite Toy:
tennis balls; bully sticks; minor interest in toys that squeak; will chase ball but doesn't pick it up; chases and pounces on crickets and grasshoppers, then eats them- don't know if that qualifies as a food or a toy!

Favorite Food:
chicken; he seems very interested in sampling squirrel, chipmunk and any other mobile edibles that happen by

Favorite Walk:
right now, everything in the countryside is new -- he loves the butterflies, trees, novel smells, the clean air......

Best Tricks:
he shoves his head under your hand and rubs it back and forth to get you to pet him; he sits up and begs; he catches insects out of the air with a "snap"

Arrival Story:
I saw his ad on Petfinder and he reminded me of my beloved Spencer. I thought he was an Alaskan Malamute/Collie mix but he is smaller than Spencer so he could be a husky/collie mix but I doubt it -- you could land an airplane between his ears and he is just so mal-like. I couldn't get over how sweet he looked, how soft and kind his eyes were in his picture. I couldn't resist calling to enquire about him even tho I had no intention of adopting as I am still grieving Spencer and always will be. His rescuer said they had an application on him from a family in Greenwich Village and I resisted filling one out myself. I sent a very small contribution towards his neutering and left word to contact me if the adoption didn't work out. When I found out he had been adopted, I was surprised by the depth of my disappointment. I still kept looking at his pictures and couldn't get him out of my mind. I had a hunch about him and, sure enough, the rescue phoned to say that the adoption hadn't worked out due to his fear of the big city. I didn't hesitate to say I'd love to have him and I filled out an application immediately. The screening was rigorous and I thought several times that they wouldn't consider me a fit guardian for him. But I wanted to meet him, whether or not I was allowed to adopt him, and, when I went out to the shelter at JFK, they let me take him home that night. We have become very attached to one another and I can't imagine life without him.

Bentley was picked up by the Port Authority Police wandering as a stray at JFK airport. He is an older dog and knows some obedience commands. He could be older than 8; that is just a guess based on his teeth, skin and movement. Except for the fact that he wasn't neutered, he obviously had a home that cared for him for a long time. I can't imagine that someone isn't missing this sweet guy. He is gentle, loving, affectionate, soft and cuddly, not to mention beautiful. I will post more pictures soon.

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Alaskan Malamutes, Dogs Named Bentley

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 17th 2005 More than 10 years!

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